We tried the latest Nitro Cold Brewed Tea from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

We got to taste their Nitro Cold Brew Peach Jasmine Tea, Salmon Risotto and Espresso Chocolate Cake, amongst many other food. We’ll let you in on what you should splurge on the next time you visit Coffee Bean.



Tea-lovers, listen up! There’s a new tea collection available at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) outlets. You would have probably heard of carbon dioxide-infused tea by now but wait, there’s a new talk of the town this April. The latest trend of infusing tea with nitrogen has taken over the brand and we can’t get enough of it. We headed down to their Suntec City outlet to get a taste of their newest items on the menu.Here’s a summary of what we tried:

  • Peach Jasmine: Nitro/Cold Brew/Sparkling Tea (New!)

  • Salmon Risotto (New!)

  • Espresso Chocolate Cake (New!)

  • Chocolate Banana Cake

  • Oh-So-Cheesy Platter

  • Mad About Brownies Platter

  • Mini Quiches

  • Almond Fruit Tarts

Coffeebean Tea Leaves Cold Brew Line

Coffeebean Tea Leaves Cold Brew Line

For ultimate tea lovers: If you’re interested in the tea’s profile, I’ve added it to the end of this post. For now, let’s dive into what our taste buds experienced!

Peach Jasmine Nitro Cold Brew Tea

How It’s MadeNitro Cold Brew Coffee Coffeebean Tea Leaves Singapore

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Coffeebean Tea Leaves Singapore

Here’s how it’s made: Instead of infusing carbon dioxide into the drink (to make sparkling tea), they used nitrogen instead. Since nitrogen does not dissolve in water easily, when infused with drinks and dispensed through a tap, it creates small air bubbles that gives the drink a creamier texture (much like how whipping egg white traps air and makes it cream-like).We know some of you are going to be like: What is nitrogen? Is that even halal? Nitrogen is a type of gas and it is available in our breathing air (around 80% of our natural air is made up of nitrogen). So, don’t worry, it’s safe and permissible to consume.

Nitro Cold Brew Coffeebean Tea Leaves

Nitro Cold Brew Coffeebean Tea Leaves

The Taste

Empty Glass of Peach Jasmine Tea

Empty Glass of Peach Jasmine Tea

It is not as creamy as you would imagine ‘creamy tea’ would taste like. I was personally expecting a smoothie/milkshake texture. The tea itself has been steeped in room temperature water for 5 hours to extract the optimal amount of flavour. The tea, however, does carry more weight/smoother than normal tea because of the foam but it becomes very light after it sits in your mouth for a few seconds. The result is more flavour, less residue and less acidic.What I mean by residue is the after-effect of tea that you get after a number of sips. The back of your tongue tastes slightly bitter as if tea has been sitting there for some time and depending on your acidity tolerance, can cause discomfort. Saf drank the cup of the original cold brew tea and by the end of the session, one of her tastebuds was swollen due to the acidity from all the cups of cold brew peach tea she drank.”It’s like the feeling you get after eating a lot of pineapples.” – Saf, 2018I’m definitely a big fan of the nitro cold brew tea because I’m a dark chocolate/Japanese green tea and ‘less sugar’ kind of girl.  All in all, I drank 3 glasses of the nitro (Saf and Sarah didn’t like it so I finished it for them).Pro-tip: Keep the tea in your mouth for the few seconds before swallowing for a fuller taste experience. The temperature of your mouth helps to develop the texture of the tea.What to pair it with: Sweet/savoury cakes or cheesy dishes

The Catch

I’ve got 2 bad news:

  1. Unfortunately, they don’t sell loose-leaf and teabag versions of the tea.Note: (The tea elements they placed at the table smelled so good, I would want to use it as a room fragrance.)

  2. It is available for a limited time only – from now til’ 2 May 2018. (I hope they’ll release other awesome tea combos soon!)

  3. Price: $6.80 – It’s a little much for a glass of tea but oh well, I’ll reserve it for ‘treat days’.

  4. It’s only available at some select outlets! I’ve attached the list of outlets that will be serving the Nitro Cold Brew Tea to the end of this post. Check it out later!

Assortment of Cold Brew Drinks at Coffeebean Tea Leaves SingaporeAssortment of Cold Brew Drinks at Coffeebean Tea Leaves SingaporeNitro Cold Brew Coffeebean Tea Leaves

Nitro Cold Brew Coffeebean Tea Leaves

Peach Jasmine Cold Brew Tea

The TasteCoffeeebean Tea Leaves Salmon Risotto

Coffeeebean Tea Leaves Salmon Risotto

The Taste

We’ve got to be honest with you. It’s not very flavourful and the texture was an unappetising mush. The salmon was hardly the star of the dish. We have given our feedback to the rep and they will be making some changes to the recipe to ensure it tastes good before its official release.For those of you who are into porridge-tasting food, good for you. I also think it might go well with the sweeter drinks CBTL serves.We will reserve further negative comments because we’re assuming it won’t taste like that once the recipe has been revamped. (CBTL, please invite us back so we can update this review!)Price: $14.90

Espresso Chocolate Cake (New!)

We were really excited to get a taste of this because we were told it has a lava-cake effect. Most lavacakes are build short and stout but this espresso chocolate cake is slightly taller, like a tulip-shaped cake. The reason for this is so that it can contain more espresso than a normal lava-cake. We also liked how the waitress will wait for you to pour the shot before adding the whip cream on top of the cake.”No pressure, just pour the espresso. The waiter won’t judge me.” – Rumi, 2018Yet, of course, I spilled the espresso! The cup was made for sipping rather than pouring so it trickled to the bottom of the cup, missing my target.

It’s the morning after the weekend guys. Pour yourself a cup of expresso shots over lava cake like Rumi here. Promise you it’s much better than just plain ol expresso. Hahha. And what can be be better a plate of all day breakfast from @coffeebeansg ! We also tried out their Nitro Cold Brew Coffee. Review out soon!

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Espresso Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Banana Cake

Espresso Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Banana Cake

The good news is that since less espresso ended up on the cake, it tasted even better. The waitress mentioned that you should only pour the amount that you would be comfortable drinking. The three of us weren’t espresso people so the 10ml of espresso that got into the cake was just nice.Pro Tip: Pour just the tiniest bit of espresso and only add more after tasting. If you drench the whole cake, it will taste soggy and the espresso WILL overpower the chocolate and no one ends up finishing it. (As experienced by others sitting at another table)Price: $9.90

Party Pack Selection

Apart from main dishes and drinks, CBTL offers party platters as well. Here are some of the party platters they served.(Honestly, we did not get to try most of the platter because we had so much to eat already.  We’re still going to add this in so you guys can try it out and let us know how it goes!)

Deluxe CanapeParty Pack - Deluxe CanapeParty Pack – Deluxe Canape

Mini QuichesCoffeebean Mini QuichesCoffeebean Mini Quiches

Almond Fruit Tarts

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‘Oh-So-Cheesy’ PlatterCoffeebean Oh-So-Cheesy CheesecakesCoffeebean Oh-So-Cheesy CheesecakesCoffeebean Singapore Cheesecake Close-upCoffeebean Singapore Cheesecake Close-up

‘Mad About Brownies’ PlatterMad About Brownies CoffeebeanMad About Brownies CoffeebeanCoffeebean Tea Leaves Brownies Close-upCoffeebean Tea Leaves Brownies Close-up

Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate Banana Mousse Cake Coffeebean Tea Leaves SingaporeChocolate Banana Mousse Cake Coffeebean Tea Leaves SingaporeEspresso Cake and Chocolate Banana CakeEspresso Cake and Chocolate Banana Cake

That’s all for now, folks! We hope you enjoyed this review of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf!

 As promised, the tea profile of the Jasmine Tea and the list of selected outlets serving the Peach Jasmine Nitro Cold Brew Tea is just down below.

Select Outlets (for Nitro Cold Brew Tea)CBTL - Outlets Serving Nitro Cold Brew Tea

CBTL – Outlets Serving Nitro Cold Brew Tea

Tea Profile

Tea Category: Scented/flavoured green tea blendProfile: (Including Flavour, Aroma, Body and Colour)Jasmine tea is the oldest known selected tea. Duing the sumer, the flower is gathered daily by the banks of the Min River andblended with the prepared tea. Rich soil and fluctuations in daily teperations yield fragrant leaf with is further scented with delivate white jasmine blossoms. When steeped, this smooth tea has layers of subtle fragrance and hints of sweet grass. A steamed green bold leaf, combined with the petals of natural jasmine flower. The liquor produced by the combination is mild and gentle. The special gragrance and a touch of sweetness comes for the night blooming jasmine flower. We add the flavour of peach to enhance the product.Origin:  The family-owned tea estate has been producing tea since 1906 in Fuzhon, China.Process: Hand-plucked, steaming, drying, blend with flowers, packaging.Harvesting Period: June- AugustPlant Description: 100% Fragrant Night JasminePeach jasmine not your cup of tea? Fret not, other flavours will be rolling out very soon. We’ll let you know as soon as they’ve released the other flavours.

For more info on the store locations and the menu items, check out Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s website over





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